These Watermelon Cupcakes are my belated entry into this month's AlphaBakes challenge. The letter of the month was 'W' and my initial thoughts were white chocolate, whiskey or walnuts...I did consider a walnut whip. However, for 'W' watermelon sprang to mind, not a standard baking ingredient but I had it in my mind that I definitely wanted to use it.
So I googled Watermelon Cupcakes, most of the recipes that came up simply looked like watermelon rather than tasting like it but then I came across a recipe from www.bakingdom.com which used watermelon flavouring, perfect! The cases are super cute too, the perfect green for watermelon. I purchased the cases, the watermelon flavouring which comes in 1 teaspoon drams and the black pearl seeds from the Cake Decorating Company.
These cupcakes go the whole hog, watermelon flavoured cake and buttercream, along with green cases and black pearls as seeds. The finished product was very tasty but also very sweet. There was definitely a taste of watermelon...it tasted a little like watermelon hubba bubba. If you'd like to try the recipe you can find it at Bakingdom.